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Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Prior Crime of Violence

June 2019

At the June 18, 2019 meeting, the Sentencing Commission  re-ranked the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Prior Crime of Violence (D.C. Code § 22-4503(a)(1), (b)(1)).  The offense, which was formerly ranked in Master Group 6, is now ranked in Master Group 7. The new ranking will be effective on July 15, 2019 and reflected in the 2019 Guidelines Manual which will be published in July.  Unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, the Court shall apply the new ranking to pleas/verdicts entered on or after July 15, 2019.